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Kirsty and Roger urge local people to vote for Powys' parks

October 26, 2011 1:48 PM

Kirsty Williams AM and Roger Williams MP are urging local people to vote for a local park to become one of the new 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Parks. The event is organised through Fields in Trust, and the 2012 most popular sites will be included in the Queen Elizabeth Fields Challenge.

Three of Powys' parks have been put forward by Outdoor Recreation at Powys County Council to be included for the honour, to mark the Queen's diamond jubilee next year. They are Oakfield Drive in Crickhowell, Bryn-y-Castell in Knighton and Dolerw Park, Newtown.

Kirsty Williams said: "This would be a great honour for any or all of these parks and I urge local people to vote for one of them. It would be a wonderful boost for our area to be involved in next year's celebrations."

Roger Williams added: "Our parks are so important for local communities and earning this status would be a real recognition of that. I hope that people all over Powys will spread the word about these awards and ask others to vote for our local parks too."

To vote, just visit www.qe2fields.com/Castyourvote.aspx, enter either a postcode or local authority and place your vote.